Beatrix Farrand Private Gardens, Public Landscapes presents the life and work of one of the foremost landscape designers of the early 1900's. Born into a prominent New York family (she was the niece of Edith Wharton), Beatrix eschewed the traditional social life of the Gilded Age to pursue her passion for landscape and plants. Deeply influenced by the English landscape designer Gertrude Jekyll, Beatrix was known for broad expanses of lawn with deep swaths of borders planted in a subtle palette of foliage and flowers. Her gardens have been photographed at their peak especially for this book. Hardcover. 240 pgs.